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SQUATS!

BeautyisMireeBeautyisMiree Posts: 202Registered Users
I'm 14 and I want to do squats. I already have a big butt and I just hate it how it's jiggly (friends at school say its hot, but it seems gross to me).

I want too tone it up and basically get my body as healthy as it can be for high school and keep it healthy my whole entire life.

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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    Then do them. :sign5:

    it's just squats.

    don't let your knees go past your toes. Ass to grass. thighs need to be parallel (in a straight line no slant legs, that's not real) to the ground. Don't arch your back.


    In High School when I was weight lifting, my coach taught me by, pretending you're sitting in a chair, and then get back up without leaning forward. So you can practice in a chair to see if you're doing it right.

    Good luck.
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  • BeautyisMireeBeautyisMiree Posts: 202Registered Users
    murrrcat wrote: »
    Then do them. :sign5:

    it's just squats.

    don't let your knees go past your toes. Ass to grass. thighs need to be parallel (in a straight line no slant legs, that's not real) to the ground. Don't arch your back.


    In High School when I was weight lifting, my coach taught me by, pretending you're sitting in a chair, and then get back up without leaning forward. So you can practice in a chair to see if you're doing it right.

    Good luck.

    Thanks.
  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    It doesn't matter what I do my knees go slightly over my toes. I also keep my feet turned out with my knees tracking over them. I do ass to grass, but go further than parallel to the floor. Parallel makes my knees hurt, but further doesn't :shrug:

    I also use weights on my traps or hold them in my hands.
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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users
    Hill or stair climbing is easier for me. I find squats work more of the front of the leg then the butt.
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  • wildandwavywildandwavy Posts: 17Registered Users
    Lotsawaves wrote: »
    Hill or stair climbing is easier for me. I find squats work more of the front of the leg then the butt.

    If you can't feel it in your bum cheeks, you're doing them wrong. Nothing else makes my backside like squats, but they're ineffective if one doesn't go down far enough. For a fun twist, hold a barbell over your head and try a few sets. I'd recommend watching some videos on YouTube to make sure your form is okay before throwing weight on your shoulders, but when you get to that point is try front squats first- its a bit easier to balance.
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  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Some great exercises for the butt, probably a bit better than squats, would be back leg extentions and pulses.

    Get onto the floor on all fours and stretch 1 leg out at a time and bring it back. Do one side at a time. After you're done with the extensions, go straight into pulses - extend your leg back again and bend your knee so your foot is toward the sky, then push up, and push up, and push up, etc. That has to be one of the best that I have found.

    Also, table top planks.. pretty much a reverse plank on all fours (on hands, not elbows) with your stomach toward the sky, and stay there for at least 30 secs... or as long as you can go, be sure to push through your heels.
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  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Squats are amazing and work so many muscle groups. Really we're talking legs, butt, and for me, my obliques and core muscles. I do them with a bar, so far I've been up to 90lb. But start easy first, practice your form... look up youtube videos and/or get a trainer to make sure you're doing it right.
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  • Ashleyboo24Ashleyboo24 Posts: 15Registered Users
    I've been doing a squat challenge for the past month and I can notice a little bit of a change. If your having issues with form, try getting a big exercise ball and do them against the wall. It helps alot. You can also do just a wall squat (they burn, but its a good burn)

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  • CurlyWhirlyyCurlyWhirlyy Posts: 5Registered Users
    Most women assume that squats mean that you are going to look like a female bodybuilder – nuh uh! You are going to have a great butt and great legs is what’s up! If you do them right, squats are going to remove the jiggle from your butt and make them a little tighter. Then again even though it’s good that you want to get fit, remember that loads of guys like a little jiggle
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Yea I really wish there would not be this stigma with women and weight lifting. Body builders male and female work so hard and for hours to get and maintain the way they look. Someone who consistently but casually lifts heavy weights 3-4 x a week is not suddenly going to turn into a body builder. Body builders are totally dedicated to what they are doing... not doing a little bit just for the sake of fitness. For me since I've been lifting, it's making me look more slender and shapely... Not bulky though I would actually like a little bit of bulk. But the primary reason I do it is to avoid injury at work and to become physically stronger.

    Women especially should be lifting heavy weights because it maintains none density and women start losing bone density in their 30s yikes!
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    *bone!
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  • russianprncssrussianprncss Posts: 450Registered Users
    I actually just finished the Beachbody Brazil Butt Lift workout program and got really good results from that.

    However, as far as squats go... Those can be hard and I've always had trouble with the personally. The thing about squats is that different people have different positioning needs when it comes to squats just due to alignment and things like flexibility, etc. I've always had to have a bit of a wider stance when I do the average squat and have actually felt like I prefer either sumo squats or plie squats.

    Prone leg raises are really good, too. And, I really like this thing called the Clam Shell.

    Honestly, go on Pinterest... There are a TON of good ideas about all types of workouts (a lot of which you can do pretty much anywhere)!
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  • lisacontlisacont Posts: 9Registered Users
    Your hamstrings, glutes, quadriceps and groin are the prime movers when you Squat. It also work your calves which have to stabilize your ankles.
  • avale3avale3 Posts: 5Registered Users
    I agree. Pinterest has so many workouts for really anything. Although squats are good, there are also many other workouts that target your butt area.
  • lisacontlisacont Posts: 9Registered Users
    If you would like a smaller butt, focus largely on losing body fat by doing cardio and overall strength training.
  • johnlawrencejohnlawrence Posts: 1Registered Users
    Yeah.. Squats is the best exercise to make your butts attractive..
  • CurlXTCeeCurlXTCee Posts: 379Registered Users
    Nope, hip thrusts and glute bridges, especially weighted, are the best. Along with properly executed squats. If you don't feel it in your glutes, then your squatting form is incorrect. Google Bret Contreras, The Glute Guy, for the best, most comprehensive glute building info.